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March 23, 2020|
Looking for tips for moving long distance with pets? Read below.
When moving with pets, you can either choose to move them yourself or utilize a pet relocation service. Really, the choice comes down to your comfort level, how stressful the move will be and how far you’re moving.
If you are moving with a dog or cat via your car, there are preparations to make the trip comfortable for you and your pet. For transport during a move, a pet should be carrier and crate trained. It is essential that the crate is big enough for the pet to get up, move around and lie down during the journey, especially long trips. The carrier should have cross ventilation and a leak proof bottom. If needed, add extra absorbent layers of blankets or towels to the bottom of the crate. If you are transporting the animal on an airplane, check with the airlines about allowing pets in the cabin or if they need to be put in the cargo section of the plane.
If you are packing for your move and realize that you do not have room in your car to take your pet with you, then you can hire an animal transport service to take your pet to your new home. These services will treat your pet just as their own with regular rest stops and food breaks. These services help to relieve some of the stress of moving with a dog or cat for you. There are a few things that will need to be taken care of to make your pet is ready for transport including:
Make sure to pack a bag for your pet including the following: food, toys, bedding, special blanket, leash, ID tags, health records and any special care instructions. The animal transport groups are a great option for stressed out movers!
Once you have arrived at your new home, give your pet time to get used to their new surroundings. At first, limit the number of rooms that you allow them in and then gradually increase their freedom around the entire house. Give your pets their food in their favorite dish and have their favorite toys, blanket and bedding nearby to make them feel at home. The familiar smells with help them adjust easier and quicker to their new location.
There are many stresses that come with moving day. Being prepared with moving and packing supplies, a moving inventory list, and a moving day plan for the family and the family pet can help elevate some of the stress. Good Luck with your move!
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